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Grand Traverse Band Drug Court Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $200,000)

The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in developing and establishing drug courts for substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent offenders. The program supports the following activities: adult drug court implementation, single jurisdiction drug court enhancement, statewide drug court enhancement, and planning efforts.

The purpose of the Grand Traverse Band Healing to Wellness (GTBHW) Drug Court Program is to address the problems related to the use of alcohol and drugs within the community. The GTBHW program has been successful in helping participants learn to live alcohol and drug free, learn coping skills, enhance self-esteem, and accept responsibility. To continue the success of the program, the court proposes to provide enhancements for drug court participants by: providing additional drug court training; continuing the evaluation of the program's effectiveness; purchasing software to allow drug court data to be integrated into the court's existing database; and providing additional incentives to adult participants. With the assistance of the drug court enhancement grant, the drug court team will be more effective in serving individuals suffering from co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues.


Date Created: August 23, 2007